Definition & Symptoms
Degenerative disc disease is an arthritic condition of the spine that we will all face. It involves dehydration of the disc that usually begins around age 30. Certain lifestyles can accelerate the process. The height of the disc reduces, creating abnormal motion and pain.The pain is commonly located in the neck and low back and can radiate into the arms and legs.
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Treatment & Diagnosis
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New Technology for Chronic Pain Suffers
Administering ultrasound guided joint, tendon, muscle and cartiladge injections is a non-invasive, non-ionizing interventional pain management modality thats gaining popularity. The option provides direct visualization of soft tissues while offering real-time needle advancements without the risks of radiation. Doctors can diagnose soft tissue areas impacted by pain as they are administering steroid, platelet rich plasma injections. This diagnostic ability allows the provider to target the pain with greater precision. Ultrasound guided joint, tendon, muscle and cartilage injections offer an easier and more effective way to free patients from pain.
Treatment plans range from less invasive procedures such as Platelet Rich Plasma Injections to more complex procedures such as Kyphoplasty, MILD procedure, Percutaneous Disc Decompression, Spinal Cord Stimulators, and Programmable Medication Pump Implants. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Regenerative Medicine Therapies - Platlet Rich Plasma Injections
Regenerative medicine is a branch of translational research in tissue engineering and molecular biology which deals with the process of replacing, engineering or regenerating human cells, tissues or organs to restore or establish normal function....
Epidural Steroid Injections
Epidural steroid injection is a technique in which corticosteroids and a local anesthetic are injected into the epidural space around the spinal cord in an effort to improve spinal stenosis, spinal disc herniation, or both. It is of unclear benefit with a rare rate of major side effects...
Auricular Electical Percutaneous Neurostimulation Therapy
Percutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (PENS) and percutaneous neuromodulation therapy (PNT) have been evaluated for the treatment of a variety of chronic musculoskeletal or neuropathic pain conditions including low back pain, neck pain, diabetic neuropathy, chronic headache, and surface hyperalgesia...
Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Therapy
In intrathecal drug delivery, pain medications and/or medications used for spasticity are introduced directly to the spinal fluid (intrathecal space) through a drug delivery system comprised of a pump and catheter...
Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is an innovative technology that addresses some of the most difficult pain problems experienced...
Kevin S. Smith, MD
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Integrated Pain Specialists of Southern California provide an array of services for patients with acute or chronic pain. Each patient is comprehensively evaluated by a physician, and treatment plans are tailored to meet each individuals needs.
Diagnostic studies and medication may be prescribed. Various Intervention procedures may be utilized including less invasive Regenerative Medicine Platelets rich plasma (PRP) therapies and steroid injections to more complex procedures, such as, radiofrequency, neural ablation procedures, peripheral nerve stimulators, percutaneous spinal cord stimulators and programmable medication pump implants.